aka WestCOP   |   Elmsford, NY   |
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EIN: 13-2547122


To mobilize and effectively manage resources that will help the low income and at-risk populations in the Hudson Valley become more self-sufficient.

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Mr. Kiron Dawkins

Main address

2 Westchester Plaza, Suite 137

Elmsford, NY 10523 USA

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Subject area info


Crisis intervention

Community improvement

Public housing

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Older adults


Economically disadvantaged people

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc

Community Action, Weatherization, Victim Assistance Services, Early Childhood, Foster Grandparents, Homeless, Employment and Training.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Babies Step Forward (BSF) is a unique Early Head Start program that provides high-quality early child care and education with related support services for children 6 weeks to 3 years old and their families. Babies Step Forward (BSF) is located throughout Westchester, Dutchess, and Putnam counties and currently operates within 22 BSF centers and Group Family Childcare settings. WestCOP collaborates with various early childhood programs and community partners to offer families, children, and staff a wide range of program enhancements. Babies Step Forward is an all-inclusive service that includes:

Universal Pre-K makes access to preschool education available to all children within the preschool age bracket – typically 3- and 4-year-olds. Researchers agree that brain development in children in the years leading up to kindergarten lays the foundation for their future success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The benefits of weatherization begin with reducing the energy bills of recipients for a long period of time. Some measures, such as insulating walls or roofs, for example, can provide savings for the lifetime of a house—30 years or more. This program also helps with energy conservation, increased comfort levels at home, improved safety and health standards which can preserve housing stock and provides jobs. On average, the value of the weatherization improvements is 2.2 times greater than the cost.

WestCOP’s Weatherization program serves low-income families free of charge and limits the amount of money that can be spent on any single residence as determined by federal rules.

Eligibility is based on household income relative to federal low-income guidelines. The income-eligibility are set at 60% of the State’s Median income Level which is in accordance with federal HEAP regulations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Our neighborhood service centers are the hubs around which our company’s community action system revolve. They serve the critical role of advocates for impoverished and minority constituencies, assisting them in organizing in order to influence the larger community’s allocation of resources; keeping their interests before local governments, public and private agencies.

Community Action Partnership (CAP) centers provide the following programs and services:

Employment & Employment Support
Back-to-School Programs
Summer Education Programs
Adult Basic Education Preparation
Benefit Coordination & Advocacy
Nutrition & Wellness
Senior & Disabled Wellness
Clothing & Furniture
Holiday Gifts
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Before and After School Activities
Emergency Financial Assistance

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Oasis is an emergency overnight shelter for single adult men and women located at 19 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, New York. The 50-bed shelter offers temporary shelter and clean bedding for men and women who are faced with homelessness. The shelter is also handicapped accessible.

Oasis operates as the emergency overnight shelter seven (7) days per week from 9:00 PM until the following 7:00 AM.

WestCOP provides eviction prevention grants through United Way to qualified renters, based on completing an application and providing required documents. If we are unable to assist, a referral can be made for assistance from another agency. Clients can only be assisted with payment on one month’s rent.

WestCOP provides assistance to clients with a Con Edison turn-off notice. Terms of assistance vary. Applicants are required to complete an application and provide documentation. The Con Edison bill has to be in the applicant’s name.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

The SSVF Program is a program that is within the Veteran’s Administration continuum of care and is part of a 5-year initiative to end Veteran Homelessness. The goal of the SSVF Program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. We understand that homeless individuals are often unemployed, unable to work, or have such low incomes that they cannot afford housing. Some homeless individuals have disabling mental health, substance abuse, or physical conditions that lead to, or complicate, their homeless situation.

Westcop helps with:

Housing search assistance
Temporary financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, childcare, education, and other qualifying services
Job coaching and assistance with job search and placement
Assistance obtaining VA benefits
Assistance obtaining other public benefits
Coordination with other resources within the community

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

At Victims Assistance Services, it is our belief that through education, advocacy, and the raising of public awareness, we can over time alter the cultural context that allows interpersonal violence to flourish, mitigate the shame-inducing stigma of victimization, and provide former victims the opportunity to regain a sense of dignity and wholeness.

Victims Assistance Services (VAS) provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community action, public policy and culture change, and through prevention education programs in schools and in other community venues.

We serve:

Any adult, teen or child affected, directly or indirectly, by domestic or dating violence, rape or sexual assault, stalking, homicide or DWI, elder abuse, child abuse, physical assault, bullying (including cyber-bullying), harassment and hate crimes, sex and/or labor trafficking, burglary, theft and others.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work


Fiscal year: Aug 01 - Jul 31
Financial documents
2020 A-133 Single Audit 2019 A-133 Single Audit 2018 A-133 Single Audit 2017 A-133 Single Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.14 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $253,215 -$66,760 $1,271,566 $275,902 -$1,964,441
As % of expenses 0.7% -0.2% 3.4% 0.7% -9.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$16,928 -$308,812 $960,456 $52,846 -$2,081,275
As % of expenses 0.0% -0.9% 2.5% 0.1% -9.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $35,670,925 $35,906,528 $38,987,723 $37,716,573 $19,368,197
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.2% 0.7% 8.6% -3.3% -48.6%
Program services revenue 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 95.0% 99.0% 97.6% 96.6% 103.8%
All other grants and contributions 4.2% 0.6% 2.2% 3.3% 1.5%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% -6.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $35,476,516 $35,551,740 $37,716,157 $37,440,671 $21,477,974
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.3% 0.2% 6.1% -0.7% -42.6%
Personnel 63.9% 62.5% 59.1% 62.7% 59.4%
Professional fees 5.8% 7.3% 8.5% 3.4% 8.1%
Occupancy 7.5% 9.3% 9.8% 8.3% 11.6%
Interest 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 22.8% 20.8% 22.6% 25.5% 20.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $35,746,659 $35,793,792 $38,027,267 $37,663,727 $21,594,808
One month of savings $2,956,376 $2,962,645 $3,143,013 $3,120,056 $1,789,831
Debt principal payment $0 $108,282 $0 $216,066 $379,857
Fixed asset additions $0 $323,091 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $38,703,035 $39,187,810 $41,170,280 $40,999,849 $23,764,496

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0
Months of cash and investments 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,008,456 $407,867 $956,525 $1,039,651 $38,788
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,934,148 $2,317,468 $5,452,071 $4,883,462 $5,448,876
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,440,124 $6,785,824 $6,810,824 $6,810,824 $4,187,127
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 66.8% 67.3% 71.6% 74.8% 92.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 66.6% 65.5% 67.8% 64.0% 87.4%
Unrestricted net assets $2,113,709 $1,804,897 $2,765,353 $2,818,199 $736,924
Temporarily restricted net assets $41,313 $41,313 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $41,313 $41,313 $41,313 $41,313 $41,313
Total net assets $2,155,022 $1,846,210 $2,806,666 $2,859,512 $778,237

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mr. Kiron Dawkins

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
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Board chair

Ada Onwe

Colin Dacres

Barnes Eddie Mae

Roland L. Grant

Ken Jones

Myrna A. Merchant

Rodney Olden

Michael Piazza

Thomas L. Terry

Angela White

Joan E. Whittaker

Mary Williams

Lynne Eckardt

Kimberly Weston

Ada Onwe

Rettie Winfield

Mark Nixon

Monica Suarez

John Spruck

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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